A blog about printmaking, children's illustration, and books.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Illustration Friday- Reverse
This is the Pacific Ocean from my series of images of Earth. Being from the Northern Hemisphere, whenever I see an iconic Earth image it's mostly North and Central America with the top of South America. But there are so many other views of our planet! I guess the real REVERSE side of the planet from North America would be the Indian Ocean or something like that. But here's an unusual view- the Pacific- look how big it is!!
All of my linocuts are carved in reverse of what I want the final printed image to be. Here's a photo of the block and print and another of me painting with my helpful assistant Zoe. I'm still painting these images for an artist book- it feels like a never-ending project at this point!